For this example, I'm focusing on racism.
So while listening to music from my past, I came across this old gem.
Lol, now I loved this song back in the day. But I realized there was a line in there, that would be totally considered unacceptable by today's standards.
"Be color blind, don't be so shallow!"
Now, when it comes to race things back in the day, I was an "ally". Fuck yeah! I'll see you as an individual! Rock on!
Now though, this is wrong. "We" decided, if we fail to see color, you're just a privileged A-hole.
Look, I'm not going to argue this. BUT, don't fucking call me racist. I don't care how many times society changes its mind about representation.
People go through trials and experiences, they change history for a reason. That doesn't mean someone who participated in an antebellum party, or said the "n" word with a soft a, is a racist. Time builds off the experiences of others.
Would people be such advocates of color recognition, if we hadn't been willing to be color blind in the first place?